Arsenal players and staff ‘believe’ Wenger will stay on

Date published: Friday 24th February 2017 8:57

Arsene Wenger: Arsenal future is up in the air

Arsenal players and backroom staff are convinced that Arsene Wenger will sign a new deal to stay at The Emirates for two more years, according to The Times.

The Frenchman’s current deal expires in the summer and there have been widespread reports suggesting the 67-year-old will walk away in the summer.

Earlier this month former Arsenal striker Ian Wright claimed he had spoken to Wenger and he had given the impression that he would quit at the end of the season.

“I was with the boss last night and if I’m going to be totally honest I think that’s it,” Wright told BBC 5 Live.

“I was with him for a few hours last night and we’re talking and obviously he didn’t say to me ‘I’m leaving at the end of the season,’ but I just get the impression looking at him that, you know, that’s it.

Wenger though was quick to shoot down the talk and after the  2-0 victory over Hull, he denied that he is ready to leave the club.

Explaining why Wright thought he had “lost his wind”, the manager replied: “I could be tired because I get up early in the morning, and I finish late at night.

“So sometimes I’m tired, yes, but I didn’t give any indication about my future.

“I appreciate very much that you want me to rest absolutely, but I’m not ready for that.”

The Arsenal fans are split on Wenger’s future, but the board fear that he will walk away and are are believed to be drawing up a list of possible replacements  should Wenger call it a day.

Wenger has a two-year contract sitting, unsigned on the table, but The Times claim that Wenger’s players pretty much expect him to pen that deal in the next month or so.

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